Rock band Motörhead launches trio of spirits

English rock band Motörhead has launched its own single malt whisky, dark rum and vodka brands on Amazon UK. Motörhead Single Malt Whisky (40% ABV) has been made in partnership with Swedish producer Mackmyra and the firm’s master blender, Angela D’Orazio. The whisky has been matured in new American oak barrels for five years to create an “easy-to-drink” liquid with aromas of tobacco, anise, citrus and almonds. Motörhead Premium Dark Rum hails from the Dominican…

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Top 10 spirits launches in May 2019

The “world’s first” whisky made using artificial intelligence, a low-abv ‘spirit drink’ and the first line extension from Sailor Jerry rum were namechecked in our pick of top spirits launched in May. Last month saw a number of drinks producers move into new categories including Swedish cider maker Kopparberg with its new fruit-flavoured gins, and tonic producer Fever-Tree’s debut in the ready-to-drink market. Meanwhile, soft drinks giant The Coca-Cola Company also debuted its own range…

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Top 10 spirits launches in January 2019

A hemp-infused gin, a Swedish whisky aged in rum casks and a single malt range inspired by Game of Thrones are among the top products to launch last month. The beginning of the year was particularly busy for the spirits world with a number of new products entering the market. During a booze-free month made popular by Dry January, Caleño became the latest non-alcoholic brand to join the fast-growing category. Meanwhile, a number of producers…

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